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Art, science and state inspection all part of curing country hams

By on December 12, 2016

Nestled in a barn on the Nahunta property in Pikeville are more than 8,000 hams in various stages of curing. And for many tables across our state, the holiday meal isn’t complete without a country ham. Before your Christmas country

Tar Heel Kitchen: Chocolate Covered Peanuts

By on December 8, 2016

  Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

By on November 25, 2016

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Christmas tree harvest not affected by drought, experts say,” Watauga Democrat: In the coming days

North Carolina puts the ‘merry’ in the holidays

By on December 16, 2015

If it weren’t for North Carolina farmers, Christmas and other winter holidays just wouldn’t be the same. The Tar Heel state plays an international role in holiday decorating with millions of real, fragrant Christmas trees, greenery and poinsettias coming from

The Got to Be NC Big Cart is spreading holiday cheer

By on November 20, 2015

Be on the lookout for the Got to Be NC Big Cart at the Raleigh Christmas Parade tomorrow. The Parade will be telecast live on WRAL-TV if you can’t make it in person. It’s forecast to be a little chilly,

Don’t kiss your mistletoe-infected trees goodbye

By on December 17, 2014

This festive time of the year usually has people in high spirits. And there are some folks who may be in even higher spirits … those who steal a smooch under the mistletoe! Mistletoe is a sign of love and

Today’s Topic: Reflecting on a challenging year in agriculture

By on December 20, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is almost here, and North Carolina farms provide a lot for the holidays, from food for feasts to greenery for decorations.

Today’s Topic: The holidays and the year ahead

By on December 21, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with  Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is one of Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s favorite holidays. And this week, he and Rhonda talk about the many North Carolina

Photos from the Field: N.C. Christmas Trees

By on November 29, 2010

Last week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler held a press conference at the State Farmers Market to discuss the 2010 N.C. Christmas tree crop. Despite recent drought conditions, the annual crop looks very healthy and should top five million trees again.

Photos From the Field: Ho, Ho, Ho

By on December 23, 2009